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Uncontested divorce can be relatively quick and less dramatic since it most often will avoid a trial. Your divorce is traumatic enough so going the uncontested route shows empathy for both parties and hopefully a solid foundation for co-parenting if children are involved. In the state of Utah, an uncontested divorce is certainly an option, this type of divorce is generally less expensive and faster than traditional divorces because you can avoid sky-high litigation fees, and the stressful drawn out trial hearings, which wind up being a complete waste of time. This is where hiring an experienced divorce attorney comes in, as understanding the divorce process can be very daunting. However, if you and your spouse can agree to be fair at least on the major issues regarding your divorce such as financial and property distribution, and child custody particulars, then an uncontested divorce is a real option.


Before you and your soon to be ex-spouse can rest easy you must first pummel through the following areas with a fine toothcomb:

  • Real estate and personal property distribution
  • Distribution of debts and assets
  • Child custody and visitation agreement
  • Child support, health, and insurance coverage for all children
  • Alimony or spousal support & any lingering issues that need addressing


To obtain an uncontested divorce in Utah, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Residency requirements: you and your spouse must have lived in Utah for 3 months; if you have minor children you must have resided in Utah for 6 months.
  • All custody and support issues are agreed upon in writing and notarized by both parties.

If all criteria are met, you may begin divorce proceedings in the state of Utah, by completing the necessary forms. You may also seek help by researching online for help with completing the forms through online publications or by speaking with an experienced Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney to help you complete the necessary forms.


The Utah court sites offer a detailed description of the forms that need to be completed. However, to make sure you complete the correct forms, understand the process better, and not relinquish your rights, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced divorce attorney. To give you a more detailed explanation of the types of forms needed to complete your divorce process, you will expect to complete and sign the following forms below:

  • Civil Coversheet
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Vital Statistics Form/Certificate of Dissolution
  • Acceptance of Service
  • Stipulation
  • Affidavit of Jurisdiction and Grounds
  • Military Service Declaration and Order
  • Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law
  • Decree of Divorce

If you and your spouse have children together under the age of 18, then the following forms must be completed as well:

  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Affidavit of Income and Compliance with Child Support Guidelines
  • Financial Declarations, and
  • Child Support Locator.

If you have additional questions about obtaining an uncontested divorce in Utah contact an experienced Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney for assistance.

Contact a Salt Lake City Attorney Committed to Protecting Your Rights

When it comes the family law and social security disability, each client and case is different. It is also important to select an attorney with the experience, skills and professionalism required to address your legal issues. To learn more, contact the Salt Lake City law offices of Melvin A. Cook and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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